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Posted on Nov 22, 2010 in Stuff We Like

Holiday Shopping Guide 2010: Games, Books, and More



All Things Zombie [Armchair General Review] [description] has already sold out of two print runs and a third is on the way. Combining a unique mix of wargame-like gameplay and, well, zombies, this boardgame is a must-have for fans of zombie games, and will make a nice addition to a general wargamer’s stable of games. The game’s mechanics include both solitaire and multiplayer options, and the innovative approach to small unit tactics offer a fresh gaming approach. [$55.23] Buy All Things Zombie

Serpents of the Sea [Armchair General Review] [description]  The second release in the Flying Colors series, Serpents of the Sea is an update of the original ruleset which bring additional gameplay options or improve existing rules. With over 500 counters and highly polished components, this game is a must for the John Paul Jones of the family. [$69.00] Buy Serpents of the Sea

Twilight Struggle Deluxe Edition [Armchair General Review] [description]  A card-driven game that recreates the struggle of the Cold War, this game offers elegant game mechanics and a tricky balance that forces players to weigh the risk of mutually assured destruction. The Deluxe Edition offers a number of improvements over the original game, packaged in a form that offers a ton of replay value and is sure to please the Cold Warrior of the family. [$49.50] Buy Twilight Struggle (Deluxe Edition)

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  1. Civilization V is a thoroughly buggy game, and thoroughly lacking in any sort of viable mechanics. It’s as if the developers forgot the basic foundations of their series, since every mechanic, when traced back to the heart of the game, is ultimately unstable and poorly thought out.

    Even the one unit per tile mechanic is, while not obviously at first, a fundamentally broken and poorly implemented idea.

    If you still want a superb empire-building game, you’re better off getting Civilization IV, which possesses decent graphics and perfect, varied, balanced mechanics. Plus it has the best theme song for a game, ever.

    I’d pass on Civ V. Starcraft II, however, is a triple platinum title, and worth every dime.

  2. You missed a very good book- Caroline Princess Of Wales & Other Forgotten People of History by Strategic Publishing,USA.
    Similar to Skulldugery.


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